Welcome to Kids & Company Lincoln Park! This location offers families a boutique childcare experience with less than 50 total spaces and a full-service Kidco Kitchen on-site to prepare nutritious meals for our students. We are located directly off Clark Street in Chicago, across from the Lincoln Park Zoo. This location hosts three classrooms providing excellent care and education for children ranging from six weeks through to six years.
Our classrooms offer beautiful natural light for when children are awake and ready to play, and a warm and restful area for them to work on sleeping patterns during naptime.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Pre-Literacy and Early Reading, Art and Exploration, and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms. All our children participate in music, Spanish, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Our location also offers camp programs for school-age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here
Hello, my name is Kristina Ramirez and I am the Center Director at Kids & Company Lincoln Park. I graduated with an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Richard J. Daley College. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2017 and in the child care field for over 9 years! The moment I became a girl scout troop leader is when I knew I had a passion for working with children. In my spare time, I love to swim, go on adventures with my friends and binge-watch my favorite shows! Even though I have lived in Chicago my whole life, there is still so much more to the city I have yet to discover. My favorite thing about Kids & Company Lincoln Park is that we have a small center that brings the staff and families close ttogether. The team here has so many great qualities and shows their passion for helping children grow to their fullest individual self in unique ways that I have never seen before. I am excited to work as a team to continue providing the best of care! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Lincoln Park center and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!
At Kids & Company, we work with your family to ensure that the transition is a smooth one. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect. We’ll create an integration schedule that is right for your child and every day that your child is in the classroom, you’ll receive a daily report that lets you know how your child’s day was. You’ll also be able to see him or her on our in classroom web cameras. The Centre Director will even send you an email before the end of the day if your child has a special “wow” moment that day.
Toddlers learn best in the context of relationships within small groups. There are fewer distractions and children’s activities are more focused. In Kids & Company toddler classrooms, our small groups allow very young children to make connections, form caring relationships, and learn to understand other children.
All two-year-olds examine everything they see, hear, feel and observe in an attempt to make sense of the world around them. In our preschool programs, Kids & Company teachers interact, observe and interpret the interests of preschool students to encourage further discoveries by planning activities and investigations that expand your child’s learning.
Select Kids & Company locations offer school age programming for children ages 6-12 (Grades 1 – 6). Whether you have a younger child attending a Kids & Company location and you’d like the convenience of picking up your children in the same location or you’d like a program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company school age programs may be right for your child.